The birth of Atlantic Lakes Winery
by Jeff Sutton
|Jaci, Lin, Bob, Jeff|
|Bob scooping into the press|
|Jaci, Lin, Bob filtering into carboys|
|Carboys full of wine|
...The wine sat in these glass carboys for over a year. Throughout the year we had to rack to get the sediment out and also did splash racking to rid the wine of a sulfur smell...
"Wine is a living thing. I like to think about what was going on the year the grapes were growing; how the sun was shining; if it rained. I like to think about all the people who tended and picked the grapes. And if it's an old wine, how many of them must be dead by now. I like how wine continues to evolve, like if I opened a bottle of wine today it would taste different than if I'd opened it on any other day, because a bottle of wine is actually alive. And it's constantly evolving and gaining complexity. That is, until it peaks, and then it begins its steady, inevitable decline." - Maya